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Mindfulness. Mindfulness (Pali: sati,[1] Sanskrit: smṛti; also translated as awareness) is a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that, according to the teaching of the Buddha, is of great importance in the path of enlightenment. It is one of the seven factors of enlightenment. "Correct" or "right" mindfulness (Pali: sammā-sati, Sanskrit samyak-smṛti) is the seventh element of the noble eightfold path. The Buddha advocated that one should establish mindfulness (satipaṭṭhāna) in one's day-to-day life, maintaining as much as possible a calm awareness of one's body, feelings, mind, and dharmas.

The practice of mindfulness supports analysis resulting in the arising of wisdom (Pali: paññā, Sanskrit: prajñā).[2] A key innovative teaching of the Buddha was that meditative stabilisation must be combined with liberating discernment.[3] The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (Sanskrit: Smṛtyupasthāna Sūtra) is an early text dealing with mindfulness. Definitions[edit] What is smṛti? Terminology[edit] John D. Chinese[edit] Dualism (philosophy of mind) René Descartes's illustration of dualism. Inputs are passed on by the sensory organs to the epiphysis in the brain and from there to the immaterial spirit.

In philosophy of mind, dualism is the position that mental phenomena are, in some respects, non-physical,[1] or that the mind and body are not identical.[2] Thus, it encompasses a set of views about the relationship between mind and matter, and is contrasted with other positions, such as physicalism, in the mind–body problem.[1][2] Ontological dualism makes dual commitments about the nature of existence as it relates to mind and matter, and can be divided into three different types: Substance dualism asserts that mind and matter are fundamentally distinct kinds of substances.[1]Property dualism suggests that the ontological distinction lies in the differences between properties of mind and matter (as in emergentism).[1]Predicate dualism claims the irreducibility of mental predicates to physical predicates.[1]

Being and Mindfulness. The other night at a dinner party, a friend described how she tried to practice mindfulness meditation to keep herself from losing it during an utterly wretched seven-hour layover in an airport while she was exhausted, ill and desperate to get home to her children. “I kept trying to be all ‘Be Here Now,’” she said, “but I just wanted to be anywhere but here.” We all laughed. Then she described how, on another day, she’d managed not to bite off the head of a woman who’d been gratuitously mean to her 8-year-old daughter, but instead had stayed in the moment and had connected and been able to join with the woman in an experience of their common, sadly limited, humanity.

Where was the woman I always seek out at school events to laugh with? Where was the black humor, the sense of absurdity? I felt strangely abandoned. In the past, I’d been only on the other side of the divide. For me, this is a big part of the charm of the whole thing. Mindfulness is supposed to bring people together. Meditation. Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit[1] or as an end in itself.[2] The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices (much like the term sports) that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion,[3] love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.

A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration[4] single-pointed analysis,[5] meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity. Meditation may involve generating an emotional state for the purpose of analyzing that state—such as anger, hatred, etc. Etymology[edit] The English meditation is derived from the Latin meditatio, from a verb meditari, meaning "to think, contemplate, devise, ponder".[13] History[edit] Man Meditating in a Garden Setting. 1 of 5. How to Access Superconsciousness. 9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better.

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta. Are you simply moving through your day, without fully living? I did this for many years. It was as if life were just passing by, and I was waiting for something to happen. But today isn’t preparation for tomorrow. Fully live today by being mindful. You don’t need to do all of these, but give a few of them a try to see if they make your day better. Mindfulness Rituals Ritual isn’t about doing a routine mindlessly. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. These rituals aren’t the only time you should be mindful, but they’re great reminders.

2 of 5. How to Access Superconsciousness. 3 of 5. How to Access Superconsciousness. 4 of 5. How to Access Superconsciousness. 5 of 5. How to Access Superconsciousness. Mindfulness Meditation. Mindfulness Meditation Technique. What is Mindfulness? Before discussing mindfulness meditation technique, it is important to understand the concept of "mindfulness. " Mindfulness is a state of present awareness. A relaxed state of mind, in which we are conscious of our experience, including sensations, thoughts and feelings, breathing, and surroundings, all with an attitude of non-resistance, peace and acceptance.

This does not imply passivity or lack of emotion. Why Practice Mindfulness? As we go through life, most of us quickly lose the pure aliveness that is evident in the face of a healthy infant. And so we do not linger in the awareness of the inner Self. At the end of the day, we say “I wish there were more hours in the day. Or we resign ourselves to an empty life. Whether we are pleasure seekers, or spend our time numbing our painful feelings, the loss is the same. Anyone can learn this simple mindfulness meditation technique.... Get absorbed in the moment and enjoy! Mindfulness Meditation Technique Sit. Thoughts. Alan Watts - Guided Meditation (Awakening The Mind) Learn how to meditate, guided meditation CDs, free audios, podcast, blog, instructions.

Study shows mindfulness meditation reduces loneliness in older adults. Mindful. Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness. An animated feature documentary film based on the book 'Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh & The Plum Village Community. MAY 29th - June 5th Bonus! For any Donation over $100 You'll receive and extra "unsigned" Limited Edition Collectable Comic, Plus Your name will appear in the end credits of the film. We're also offering Limited Edition Collectable ****Donor Rewards (See Info Below) We actually need $214,500 to complete the film (see budget here), for the next 8 months of post-production work. Thank you for spreading the word everyone who you think would support this project. PLANTING SEEDS: THE POWER OF MINDFULNESS, is a film that can truly help to transform our relationships and ourselves in a deeply meaningful way.

This feature documentary and animated film will give children and adults an embodied experience of peace and wellbeing, as well as effective tools for creating peaceful, happy lives, long after the film is over. With Immense Gratitude, BONUS! MSNBC - How to Think About the Mind. How to Think About the MindNeuroscience shows that the 'soul' is the activity of the brain Sept. 27 issue - Every evening our eyes tell us that the sun sets, while we know that, in fact, the Earth is turning us away from it. Astronomy taught us centuries ago that common sense is not a reliable guide to reality. Today it is neuroscience that is forcing us to readjust our intuitions.

People naturally believe in the Ghost in the Machine: that we have bodies made of matter and spirits made of an ethereal something. Modern neuroscience has shown that there is no user. This resistance is not surprising. The disconnect between our common sense and our best science is not an academic curiosity. Prozac shouldn't be dispensed like mints, of course, but the reason is not that it undermines the will. To many, the scariest prospect is medication that can make us better than well by enhancing mood, memory and attention. . © 2004 Newsweek, Inc. » A Beautiful Method to Find Peace of Mind. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. How many times have you gotten upset because someone wasn’t doing their job, because your child isn’t behaving, because your partner or friend isn’t living up to his or her end of the bargain? How many times have you been irritated when someone doesn’t do things the way you’re used to?

Or when you’ve planned something carefully and things didn’t go as you’d hoped? This kind of anger and irritation happens to all of us — it’s part of the human experience. One thing that irritates me is when people talk during a movie. And it isn’t always easy to find peace when you’ve become upset or irritated. Let me let you in on a little secret to finding peace of mind: see the glass as already broken. See, the cause of our stress, anger and irritation is that things don’t go the way we like, the way we expect them to. And this worked like a charm. So when the nice glass you bought inevitably falls and breaks, someday, you might get upset.

And accept it. Universal mind. Universal Mind is the universal higher consciousness or source of being in some forms of esoteric or New Thought and spiritual philosophy . It may be considered synonymous with the subjective mind or it may be referred to in the context of creative visualization , usually with religious or spiritual themes. The word originally derived from Hegel . [ citation needed ] Definition [ edit ] Universal mind may be defined as the nonlocal and atemporal hive mind of all aggregates, components, knowledges, constituents, relationships, personalities, entities, technologies, processes and cycles of the Universe . [ clarification needed ] [ citation needed ] The nature of the Universal mind is omniscient , omnipotent , omnificent and omnipresent . [ citation needed ] It's also the human nature.

It's believed that one has access to all knowledge, known and unknown. References [ edit ] Sources [ edit ] Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. The birthplace of Hegel in Stuttgart, which now houses The Hegel Museum Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (German: [ˈɡeɔɐ̯k ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈheːɡəl]; August 27, 1770 – November 14, 1831) was a German philosopher, and a major figure in German Idealism. His historicist and idealist account of reality revolutionized European philosophy and was an important precursor to Continental philosophy and Marxism. Life[edit] Early years[edit] Childhood[edit] Hegel was born on August 27, 1770 in Stuttgart, in the Duchy of Württemberg in southwestern Germany.

At age of three Hegel went to the "German School". In 1776 Hegel entered Stuttgart's Gymnasium Illustre. Tübingen (1788-93)[edit] At the age of eighteen Hegel entered the Tübinger Stift (a Protestant seminary attached to the University of Tübingen), where two fellow students were to become vital to his development - poet Friedrich Hölderlin, and philosopher-to-be Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling. Bern (1793–96) and Frankfurt (1797–1801)[edit]